Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec) – Cadet Luke Thomas McKinley, 15, from 94 Newmarket Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS) is part of the 70 cadets from across Canada who participated in the Advanced Aerospace Course at the Saint-Jean Cadet Flying Training Centre (CFTC), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.
The Advanced Aerospace Course is a six-week summer camp that aims to increase the cadets’ passion for space science, space travel and astronomy. The cadets have the opportunity to participate in several exciting activities, such as rocket launches at the airport, visits of the Cosmodome and the Canadian Space Agency, robot competitions, and space mission simulations while scuba diving. It is a unique experience for cadets to participate in this national course.
The St-Jean CFTC is a summer training centre in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This summer, the Centre welcomed 189 cadets aged from 14 to 18 on its three courses: Advanced Aerospace Course, Glider Pilot Scholarship and Power Pilot Scholarship.
The Canadian Cadet Program is an organization, free of charge, for youth between 12 and 18 years old. It offers supervision, stimulating activities and solid tools and guidance to prepare young people for their transition to adulthood. The Program's summer camps allow cadets to apply what they have learned throughout the year and develop passions. Sports, military drill, marksmanship, music and many other activities, depending on the specialty of the element, are offered.For more information on the Canadian Cadet Program, visit our website cadets.ca or follow us on Facebook facebook.com/CadetsStJean and Twitter @CadetsStJean.